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These practices began to disintegrate as women started entering the workforce, demanding their rights for universal education and pursuing higher education, Arian says. Segregating because of religious dogma became harder. And so, as the genders mixed, dating relationships also took root in some societies. This, he says, further facilitated the imitation of Western relationships.
These apps allow people to filter their searches based on level of religiosity, the kind of relationship they’re looking for and other aspects such as whether the woman wears a headscarf and the man sports a beard
Changing ideas about modernity, widespread urbanization and the West’s cultural hegemony influenced something as intimate and personal as relationships, Arian says. But the most influential factor is globalization. «We’ve seen the full impact of globalization . in pop culture, in particular. Western cultural productions: music, film, television shows,» he says. These «shared experiences,» as he calls them, have given birth to third-culture kids. These multicultural generations are growing up with a «very different moral compass that is rooted in a number of influences; and not just the local, but the global as well,» Arian says.
Before social media and the prevalence of pop culture, it was a lot easier to enforce whatever ideologies you wanted your child to follow. But as globalization increased, this changed. Young people became increasingly exposed to the rest of the world. Today, their ideologies and values no longer find a basis in what their priest or imam preaches but in what social media and pop culture influencers might be saying and doing.
Dating apps and websites that cater to young Muslims looking for meaningful long-term relationships are easy to find. (далее…)